356 NOTES AND QUERIES. [12 S. X. MAY 6, 1922. KNAVES ACRE (12 S. x. 190, 256). If, as MB. ALECK ABBAHAMS suggests, this is an inaccurate identification of Pedlar's Acre (commemorated by a window in Lambeth Church), may there not also be a confusion with the following street as defined by Strype ? Knaves Acre falls into Brewers Street by Windmill Street end and so runs westward as far as Marybone Street and Warwick Street end, and crossing the same and Swallow Street falls into Glasshouse Street. Chiefly inhabited by those that deal in old goods and glass bottles. Horace Walpole states that Henry Cooke lived obscurely in Knaves Acre. The above, named streets all exist save Marybone Street which apparently occupied the site of the Quadrant. Much of the present Brewer Street follows the course indicated by Strype, but I fail to see how such a street could have crossed Swallow Street before falling into Glasshouse Street. WALTER E. GAWTHORP. ROBERT BURDETT (12 S. x. 290). The Burdett pedigree as given in Burke is, ap- parently, very imperfect. There was a Robert Burdett at the end of the seventeenth century who married Mary, daughter of Nathan Wrighte, and there are one or more entries of Burdett in the registers of Thatcham, Berks. I have in vain tried to discover the marriage of Cope and Bur- dett, which took place in the seventeenth century, as is proved by an armorial shield of Cope impaling Burdett. E. E. COPE. Finchampstead, Berks. HENRY ELLIS BOATES OF LIVERPOOL (12 S. x. 251, 297, 316). There was a story that William Boates was found in a boat, but the name is to be found in Ireland previously. I possess an interesting minia- ture of the wife of Richard Puleston, my great-grandmother, in her hunting-coat of scarlet. I showed it to Dr. Williamson some years ago and he asked me to show it to Sir Thomas Drew, but neither was able to name the artist although it is a fine miniature. E. E. COPE. Finchampstead, Berks. THE MONTFORT FAMILIES (12 S. x. 124, 254, 294). Does MR. WHITE know of a note about the Montf ord Family in ' N. & Q. ,' 10 S. xi., May 22, 1909 ? I have not the volume by me only a reference. There the first Thurstan, Lord of Beaudesert, is said to be the son of Hugh de Montford by a daughter of Robert de Beaumont, Count of Meulan. On what authority this state- ment is made I do not remember certainly not on that of the article on Robert de Beaumont in the ' D.N.B.,' which MR. WHITE also refers to. Dr. Round does mention that Robert de Beaumont had five daughters, but only gives the marriage of one of them, who, however, was v not the spouse of " Hugh de Montford." CHARLES SWYNNERTON. [The reference required is 10 S. xi. 411, and the article (a reply entitled ' First Speaker of the House of Commons : Peter de Montf ort ') refers back to 10 S. x. 388, 518.] BURIED WINE (12 S. x. 290). The virtue and flavour of wine buried or stored n a cellar would depend solely on the quality of the vintage and the preservation of the orks. Wine would maintain its virtues and improve both in quality and flavour year by year over a considerable period if the corks ould be prevented from perishing ; but when once a cork begins to rot, the air penetrates the bottle and the wine rapidly deteriorates. H. PETERS BONE. for a draught of vintage ! that hath been DooFd a long age in the deep-delved earth, Tasting of Flora and the country green, Dance, and Provencal song, and sunburnt mirth ! (See ' Ode to a Nightingale,' J. Keats.) HERBERT SOUTHAM. LOFTUS (12 S. x. 289). General William Loftus married, May 7, 1790, Lady Eliza- beth -Townshend, only surviving dan. of George, first Marquess Townshend, whose eldest son was George Colby Loftus, born Feb. 15, 1791, but he married Catherine, dau. and sole heiress of John Feaver, Esq., of Woolland, which lady d.s.p. Dec. 13, 1842. He died Nov. 5, 1861, aged 71. I can find no record of Miss Feaver having previously married a Mr. Schuyler. JAMES SETON- ANDERSON. 39, Carlisle Road, Hove. CAPTAIN SKINNER, 1764 (12 S. x. 290).- The family referred to is no doubt that of Skinner of Carisbrooke House, Isle of Wight. The family tradition narrates that a Wil- liam MacGregor, who took part in the rising in Scotland of 1715, and was wounded at Prestonpans, lost, in consequence of his adherence to the Stuarts, his paternal inheritance in Fifeshire, and was obliged to change his name. He therefore took the name of Skinner, and matriculated at Oxford, was ordained and eventually went to America. (See Burke's ' Landed Gentry.') JAMES SETON-ANDERSON
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